Scores killed by falling crane at Grand Mosque in Makkah

Two Indians among 107 killed by falling crane at Grand Mosque in Makkah

Scores dead in crane collapse in Mecca's Grand Mosque

A towering construction crane toppled over during a violent rainstorm in Mecca, Islam's holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 87 people ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month. (Sept.11)

Turkey's escalating violence, explained

A woman with a flag bearing the face of the PKK's leader, Abdullah Öcalan, at a funeral for Kurdish fighters who died in Syria.

'Uighur' suspect wanted over Bangkok blast: Thai police, AsiaOne Asia News

Mieraili Yusufu, one of the suspects in the August 17 Bangkok blast who was arrested near the border with Cambodia points during a crime re-enactment near the bomb site at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 9, 2015.

Syria says two Russian aid planes arrive in country

BEIRUT Two Russian planes carrying 80 tonnes of humanitarian aid arrived at an airport in Syria's city of Latakia on Saturday, Syrian state media reported.

Egypt government resigns amid corruption inquiry

Egypt's government has resigned and the country's oil minister has been asked to form a new cabinet within a week, the office of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said.

Austria, Hungary Clash on Migrant Policy

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Saturday stepped up his criticism of Hungary's migrant policy, saying it was “unbearable to classify human rights based on religion,” while Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his tough stance.

India, Pak. agree to resolve cross-border issues

India and Pakistan on Saturday agreed to jointly resolve sensitive issues like ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltration through exchange of information, including via e-mail and over the telephone

DUSU poll result reflection of young India: J P Nadda

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by its student front ABVP's victory in Delhi University students union elections, BJP today claimed the win "is a reflection of the views of young India and would yield good results in Bihar assembly polls.

Egypt’s government resigns amid corruption probe

The Egyptian government has long been plagued by corruption allegations. El-Sissi routinely emphasizes that he is fighting corruption.

Jeremy Corbyn: The ‘jholawala’ who energised Labour

Had Jeremy Corbyn been active in Indian politics, he would most certainly be called a 'jholawala' - one who dresses simply, carries a cloth bag, passionately believes in left policies, and joins almost every rebel cause on the streets.

Explosion in MP’s Jhabua: Death toll rises to 89, over 100 injured

JHABUA (Madhya Pradesh): At least 89 people were killed and nearly 100 injured on Saturday after a massive blast caused by mining explosives stored in a building ripped through a crowded area in Petlwad town here.

107 killed in crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense A crane collapsed Friday evening at one of Islam's most important mosques -- Mecca's Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque -- killing at least 87 people and injuring 184 others, Saudi Arabia's civil defense authorities ...

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Hungary PM slams migrant 'rebellion', U.N. warns of millions more refugees

BUDAPEST/GENEVA Hungary's prime minister angrily accused illegal migrants on Friday of "rebelling" against the rule of law in his country as security forces across Europe struggled to control record flows of hungry, scared refugees.

Thai PM vents fury at critics,threatens ‘attitude adjustment’

BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out on Friday at critics of his military government and threatened to use an “attitude adjustment” detention program on anyone who speaks out against the junta.

Obama overcomes `Jewish lobby' to win Iran N-deal

WASHINGTON: For decades, the so-called ''Jewish lobby,'' a largely pejorative term used to describe pro-Israeli groups in the US, was a much-feared and much-admired force in US politics - to the extent that even India began courting it in the past few ...

In North Korea, deals on the bus make markets go round

SEOUL: It's not Amazon or FedEx, but in North Korea's fledgling market economy a fleet of repurposed old passenger buses is the next best thing for moving trade goods, from rice to textiles and livestock, between far-flung corners of the country.

Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo; no tsunami risk or injuries - US News

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake shook Tokyo early Saturday morning, knocking books from shelves, but authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami.Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo; no tsunami 

Flood chaos in Japan after tropical storm | Irish Examiner

The Japanese city of Joso is taking stock of the damage left behind by floodwaters after a rain-swollen river burst its banks. The water has receded, but a vast area remains under a sea of brown water after an embankment of the Kinugawa River was ...

Palestinians allowed to raise flag at UN headquarters

UNITED NATIONS - A round of applause rang out when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted for a resolution to raise the Palestine flag at the gates of the UN Headquarters in New York, a symbolic step in the Palestinians' pursuit of ...

2 Dead, 8 Injured After Duranto Express Derails in Karnataka

At least two persons were killed and eight others injured when nine coaches of a Mumbai-bound Duranto Express derailed near Kalburgi in Karnataka early today.

PM inaugurates new terminal at Chandigarh airport - The Hindu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling a plaque to inaugurate the newly-built terminal at Chandigarh airport on Friday. The Governor of Punjab and Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union Minister for Civil ...

Crane collapse kills 107, injures 238 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of haj

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: A massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque in stormy weather on Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual haj pilgrimage.

Europe migrant crisis: Asylum seekers in Hungary fed 'like animals'; Eastern Europe rejects quotas

Europe migrant crisis: Asylum seekers in Hungary fed 'like animals'; Eastern Europe rejects quotas

At least 107 dead and more than 200 injured as crane crashes into Mecca's Grand Mosque

A massive construction crane has crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque in stormy weather, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, less than a fortnight before the annual hajj pilgrimage

China-US relations 'gain momentum' - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China-US relations 'gain momentum' - Xinhua | English.news.cn

LinkedIn Sexism Row

LinkedIn Sexism Row

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Is Sentenced to Prison Over a Protest - The New York Times

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Is Sentenced to Prison Over a Protest - The New York Times

Obama wants to admit 10K Syrian refugees

Obama wants to admit 10K Syrian refugees

Beijing checking out IS hostage claims | The Jakarta Post

Beijing checking out IS hostage claims | The Jakarta Post

Prison for Man Who Slashed U.S. Ambassador in South Korea - The New York Times

Prison for Man Who Slashed U.S. Ambassador in South Korea - The New York Times

Rescuers Search for Missing After Japanese City Flooded - The New York Times

Rescuers Search for Missing After Japanese City Flooded - The New York Times

US Senate Democrats block effort to kill Iran nuclear deal | Zee News

US Senate Democrats block effort to kill Iran nuclear deal | Zee News

Chandigarh: PM Narendra Modi visit likely to lead to traffic snarl-ups | The Indian Express

Chandigarh: PM Narendra Modi visit likely to lead to traffic snarl-ups | The Indian Express

2006 Mumbai train blasts: Special MCOCA court to pronounce verdict today - Firstpost

2006 Mumbai train blasts: Special MCOCA court to pronounce verdict today - Firstpost

Sena on meat ban: Muslims have Pak to go to, where will Jains go?

Sena on meat ban: Muslims have Pak to go to, where will Jains go?

Tony Abbott faces down Pacific island nations' calls for tougher action on climate change

Prime Minister Tony Abbott holds his Government's line on climate change despite pleas from low-lying Pacific island nations for a stronger stance on emissions and temperature rises.

Japan floods: More than 100,000 flee after torrential rain unleashes flooding, people rescued from roofs in Joso City

Torrential rains in Japan have swamped a small city north of Tokyo, tearing houses from their foundations, uprooting trees and forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes.

Hungary deploys army to southern border, considers declaring a state of crisis due to migration

Hungary deploys army to southern border, considers declaring a state of crisis due to migration

50 spies say ISIS intelligence report by US cooked up

US military officials have rewritten intelligence reports to give a more optimistic assessment of the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group and al Qaeda's branch in Syria, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

Watch paleoartists sculpt the face of our newest human relative

When a new species is discovered, most of the public had just one question: What did it look like? For most long-dead animals, finding an answer means bringing in someone who can combine scientific fact with imagination and a lot of artistic skill -- a ...

PHOTOS: Tropical storm Etau causes massive floods in Japan | The Indian Express

A man carries his belongings through a flooded street in Oyama, Tochigi prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday.

J&K High Court directs police to strictly enforce beef ban

J&K High Court passed the order after a PIL wanted slaughtering or killing of bovine animals be made an punishable offence. Comments.

Rajasthan government bans sale of meat, fish for three days

In a circular issued to all municipal bodies, Rajasthan government has asked meat shop vendors and slaughter houses, to close their shops and stop sale of meat and fish.

20 Indians killed by Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah port

At least 20 Indian nationals were killed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes on fuel smugglers at Yemen's Hodeidah port on Tuesday, residents and fishermen said.

Europe migrant crisis: Refugees clash with Danish police as they stop train from Germany | The Indian Express

Europe migrant crisis: Refugees clash with Danish police as they stop train from Germany | The Indian Express

Will never step out of Nepal, say women allegedly raped by Saudi diplomat

The two women who came to India from Nepal with hopes of earning a good salary but ended with shattered dreams say they will never venture out their country again in search of work.

Mayawati seeks more security for Bihar polls - The Hindu

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday stressed on the need for deployment of central forces in large numbers on election duty in Bihar as she flagged concern for free and fair polls in the state.

Alexis Tsipras and rivals trade barbs in televised election debate

The leader of the New Democracy party, Vangelis Meimarakis, and the leader of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, talk before the televised election debate.

Australia set for 'years' of military action against IS

Australia's role in the fight against so-called Islamic State in the Middle East could last "years", Foreign Minster Julie Bishop has said.

Republican dispute delays US Cong vote on Iran nuclear deal - The Times of India

WASHINGTON: A rebellion by conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday delayed the first congressional vote on the nuclear agreement with Iran and raised the possibility that lawmakers might never vote on a resolution ...

Russian troops join combat in Syria: sources

Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday.

Tamil; Nadu shines under summit spotlight; energy, IT aglow

CHENNAI: Living up to expectations, day 1 of the Global Investors Meet sparked renewed interest in emerging sectors within Tamil Nadu such as renewable energy, automobiles and IT/ITES.

Camerawoman fired for kicking refugees as they fled from police | Irish Examiner

A Hungarian camerawoman for a nationalist online TV channel has been fired after reporters filmed her kicking and tripping refugees as they fled from police.

Russia complains of ‘strange hysteria’ over its actions in Syria

Russia's foreign ministry has complained of a “strange hysteria” over Moscow's actions in Syria, as western countries expressed concerns over apparent preparations for military intervention.

Kim Davis: Defiant Kentucky clerk's supporters want deputy clerks fired over marriage licences issued to gays

Supporters of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples due to her religious beliefs, say that any of her deputies who provide gay marriage licences without her permission should be fired.poration)

Denmark blocks motorway, rail links with Germany to stop flow of asylum seekers

Danish police close a motorway and rail links with Germany in a bid to stem the flow of asylum seekers heading to Sweden, as Europe's migrant crisis spreads northward.

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Queen Elizabeth II 'never aspired' to be Britain's longest-reigning monarch, cheering crowds mark historic milestone

Queen Elizabeth II seals a special place in Britain's history by becoming its longest-reigning monarch but, amid warm tributes from the public and politicians, says she never aspired to the landmark.

European migrant crisis: How young asylum seekers could be the solution to Germany's economic woes

But with asylum seekers continuing to arrive in Germany by the train and busloads, the German chancellor may have found the answer to one of the most intractable and long-running problems facing Europe's biggest economy - the greying of the population.

2 Women, Allegedly Raped, Rescued From Saudi Diplomat's Gurgaon Home

Gurgaon: Two women who alleged that they had been tortured, sexually assaulted and kept in bondage for months, were rescued from the Gurgaon home of a diplomat from Saudi Arabia.

British Airways flight catches fire on Las Vegas runway, 7 injured

Las Vegas: A British Airways jet caught fire on Tuesday at Las Vegas' airport, prompting the crew to abort takeoff and evacuate terrified passengers.

Modi’s call to India Inc to take risks will likely fall on deaf ears; ball is in govt's court

There are two key takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-hour long meeting with top industrialists, economists and central bank chief on Tuesday.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history

Queen Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history. She passes Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, who was on the throne for 63 years and 7 months.

Australia confirms air strikes in Syria, announces additional 12,000 refugee places

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australia will extend its campaign of air strikes from Iraq into Syria, at the same time as announcing plans to "move quickly" to accept an extra 12,000 refugees affected by the conflict in both countries.

BSF, Pakistan Rangers to meet in Delhi today; ceasefire violations on agenda

New Delhi: A 16-member high-level delegation of Pakistan Rangers will be in Delhi on Wednesday to hold much-anticipated bilateral talks with their counterparts in the Border Security Force (BSF).

British Airways Plane Catches Fire in Las Vegas, Several Injured

A British Airways passenger jet is shown after a fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. (Reuters Photo). Las Vegas: A British Airways jet caught fire on Tuesday at Las Vegas' airport, prompting the crew to abort takeoff and evacuate ...

LaMo, Sheena Bora case and night life: Factors that cost Rakesh Maria the Mumbai top cop's post - Firstpost

Mumbai: While his involvement in the Sheena Bora murder case investigation may have been the fina; straw, multiple factors are said to have contributed to the abrupt transfer of Rakesh Maria from the post of Mumbai police commissioner.

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport, two minor injuries reported

A British Airways jet catches fire on the runway at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, forcing the evacuation of the passengers on board.

20 Indians Killed in Saudi Strikes in Yemen: Reuters

SANAA:  At least 20 Indian nationals were killed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes on fuel smugglers at Yemen's Hodeidah port on Tuesday, residents and fishermen said.

Muslim Flight Attendant Suspended for Refusing to Serve Alcohol

A Muslim employee of a US airline has filed a federal complaint, alleging she was placed on administrative leave after refusing to serve alcohol for religious reasons.

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Women Rescued from Saudi Diplomat's House. Allege Torture, Sexual Abuse

New Delhi: Two women were allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted and kept in bondage for months at the Gurgaon house of a diplomat from Saudi Arabia, sources told NDTV.

Gujarat govt ad claims that Quran says eating beef can cause diseases

The ads which had which come up in Ahmedabad locality also had pictures of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the Islamic symbol of the crescent moon and star.

At least five dead in Mideast sandstorm

An unseasonal sandstorm swept across the Mideast on Tuesday, blanketing Beirut and Damascus, causing the deaths of at least five people and sending hundreds of others to hospitals with breathing difficulties, officials said

Markets see a sharp rebound as PM Modi meets industrialists

The acknowledgement of global concerns which are impacting India calmed the BSE Sensex, which had closed below the 25,000-mark for the first time in 15 months, losing 308 points on Monday.

Pacific Islands Forum: Australia may be asked to leave group unless action taken on climate change

Pacific Islands Forum: Australia may be asked to leave group unless action taken on climate change

European migrant crisis: Top UN official urges 'global response' for asylum seekers; Germany calls for joint system

The United Nations' top official in charge of migration says that the crisis rocking Europe needs a "global response" amid a warning from the European Union that the situation could last for years.

Sex, relationships and dementia: the taboo of carers and their lovers

Years after Brian watched dementia slowly take away his wife, he made the difficult decision to move on to another lover.

Migrant crisis: Hundreds of asylum seekers march along Hungary highway; thousands more arrive in Munich

Migrant crisis: Hundreds of asylum seekers march along Hungary highway; thousands more arrive in Munich

THAILAND PRESS-Foreign chambers see continued political stability after charter rejection - the Nation | Daily Mail Online

The foreign business community in Thailand expects political stability to continue despite the rejection of the draft charter, which will delay a new general election, the Nation reported, citing the head of a business grouping.| Daily Mail Online

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe elected ruling Liberal Democratic Party chief unopposed

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won a new term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party after facing no opposition for the job.

North, South Korea agree to hold family reunions next month: South

SEOUL North and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold a further round of reunions of family members separated during the 1950-53 Korean-War next month, the South said.

Bangkok meteor sparks fears of asteroid apocalypse

Bangkok: Video clips and photographs captured a mysterious fireball streaking to Earth above Thailand, quickly lighting up social media.

Refugee crisis: Hundreds surge past police near Hungary border

Hundreds of angry and frustrated asylum-seekers broke through police lines on Monday near Hungary's southern border with Serbia and began marching north toward Budapest, while Britain and France pledged to take in tens of thousands more refugees to ...

Modi to meet biz heads, RBI Rajan on global turmoil today; check out the agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold a wide-ranging discussion on global economic scenario with business leaders, including Reliance Industries head Mukesh Ambani, Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry as well as bankers and economists.

DNA report confirms Indrani Mukerjea is Sheena Bora's biological mother: Rakesh Maria

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria late on Monday night said that the DNA report by the forensic experts revealed that Indrani Mukerjea was indeed the biological mother of Sheena Bora, who was murdered in 2012.

India hits back at Pak Army chief Raheel Sharif, says isssue with Pakistan is how to get back PoK

"If there is any subject related to Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan it is how the parts of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) can be again included in India.

Bihar poll schedule to be announced today: Will the aspirational voter think differently? - Firstpost

Bihar poll schedule to be announced today: Will the aspirational voter think differently?

Greek island of Lesbos 'on the verge of explosion' with more than 15,000 asylum seekers, minister says

The Greek island of Lesbos is "on the verge of explosion" with the arrival of more than 15,000 mainly Syrian asylum seekers pushing local resources to the limit, the immigration minister says.

European migrant crisis: Britain and France join Germany in vowing to accept tens of thousands of asylum seekers

Britain and France join Germany in pledging to accept tens of thousands of asylum seekers as Europe's record influx of people fleeing war and misery sparks further warnings.

UN to IN – Dr. Shashi Tharoor | Piyush Chaudhari | The Blog

A few days back, this very speech went viral over the web. And suddenly, Shashi Tharoor was trending. For those who still haven’t seen it, and just scrolled down to read, the speech was about how Great Britain owes a chunk of its development and economy to India. While Tharoor was clearly flawless as always (I am no one to comment on him, neither in skills nor in the work he has done till date, but I’m saying it all out of my admiration for Dr. Tharoor), those who have known him or have listened to his speeches before, would easily tell you that this probably wasn’t his best.....

Apple to focus on iPhones, TV at September 9 event

San Francisco: Apple is expected to unveil updated iPhones Wednesday along with an Apple TV revamp that may signal a push into online television streaming dominated by Netflix.

CID still clueless, Kalburgi's son plans to meet CM

HUBBALLI: A week after MM Kalburgi's murder at his house in Dharwad, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is still struggling to find definite clues about the culprits.

Dandi dead end for at least a week

SURAT: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), which planned to start a march to demand reservation for Patels in education and jobs from Dandi to Ahmedabad on Sunday, postponed it for a week after being refused permission by Navsari district ...

OROP: Veterans welcome government's decision, withdraw hunger strike

New Delhi: Welcoming the government's decision to implement OROP, agitating ex-servicemen on Sunday announced withdrawal of their hunger strike but decided to continue their protest till all the "sticky" issues are resolved.

The Queen and Prince Philip's love is undimmed but gossip about women still hurts

And so a great love story reaches a new milestone. Only death will end it. The Queen and Prince Philip have always fitted each other so well - he sharp, decisive and bold, she cautious and slower about making up her mind, but mutually admiring and ..

16 photos of China's cutting-edge military assets

Chinese military vehicles are paraded through Tiananmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing, Thursday, Sept...

Australia under pressure to boost total refugee intake

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott is under pressure to increase the country's total refugee intake. Mr Abbott has said more Syrian asylum seekers would be let in but has stopped short of boosting total refugee numbers.

Guatemalans Head to Polls Days After President’s Ouster - The New York Times

MIXCO, Guatemala - Guatemalans voted on Sunday in presidential elections, disgusted by corruption and disheartened by their choices just five days after a wave of mass protests forced President Otto Pérez Molina from office.

Defence Day vow: President, PM resolve to protect Pakistan

President Mamnoon Husain being introduced to paratroopers that took part in the aerial display on Defence Day. PHOTO: NNI. ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have declared the government's resolve to protect ...

Girl (13) among six killed in rally tragedy - Independent.ie

A pregnant woman and a 13-year-old girl were among six people killed when a car lost control during a rally in north-western Spain.

Thai military council rejects new draft constitution - Newspaper

BANGKOK: A council appointed by Thailand's junta rejected on Sunday a draft constitution, a move expected to delay a return to democracy following last year's military coup.

‘Final order on OROP may have some riders’

While welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that personnel from the Armed services opting for premature retirement will be covered by the OROP (one rank one pension) scheme, former servicemen in Visakhapatnam are still ...

Yemen conflict: Saudi-led jet strikes kill at least 20 people at wake, tribesmen say

Jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition kill at least 20 people at a wake in northern Yemen, local tribesmen say, as warplanes pound Houthis and other forces behind a missile strike that had killed dozens of Gulf Arab soldiers..

South Korean fishing boat capsizes; at least 10 dead, eight missing

At least 10 people are dead and eight others missing after a South Korean fishing charter boat capsized, while three survived by clinging onto the wreckage for h.

European migrant crisis: Hundreds arrive to applause in Germany as Austria announces plan to phase out emergency measures

Another group of asylum seekers has streamed into Germany, as Austria announces it plans to phase out emergency measures that have allowed thousands who were stranded in Hungary to enter.